Louise LawlerFitting at Metro Pictures

May 6 – June 11, 2011
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Black and White and Blue (Adjusted to fit), 2007/2011. Adhesive wall vinyl, image altered to conform to the proportions of a wall. MP 649-A

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519 West 24th Street
New York NY 10011
Telephone 212 206 7100
Fax 212 337 0070
gallery@metropictures.com

Opening reception: May 6, 6 – 8 pm

Louise Lawler has taken photographs of art in museums, galleries, private homes, and auction houses and altered them to conform to the proportions of the gallery's walls. The distorted photographs are affixed to the center of the walls, one wall per image.

There will be an extended viewing of the exhibition for New York Gallery Week on Sunday, May 8, from 11 am to 6 pm, with special presentations of Lawler's Birdcalls (1972/1981), lasting approximately seven minutes, on the hour and half hour.

Louise Lawler has had one-person exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2006); Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York (2005); the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2004); Portikus, Frankfurt (2003); and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (1997). Her work has recently been featured in exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, which included her in its 1991, 2000, and 2008 biennials. Pieces by the artist are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, LACMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Tate Britain.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10-6pm
For more information, please contact gallery@metropictures.com or call 212 206 7100.

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